TRUE by Spandau Ballet was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, April 30, 1983 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Some phrases in the lyrics were adapted from the novel Lolita, a copy of which Clare Grogan had given Gary Kemp. "The lyrics are full of coded messages to Clare," Kemp told The Guardian. "I'm still berated for the line 'Take your seaside arms' but it's straight out of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, which she had given me as a present although in the book, it's 'seaside limbs. The line 'With a thrill in my head and a pill on my tongue' is also a bastardisation of Naboko. The video for this song helped its chart fortunes considerably. Directed by Russell Mulcahy, it got lots of airtime on MTV, which was just two years old at the time.


Who sang TRUE?

TRUE was performed by Spandau Ballet

What year did TRUE get to the UK number 1 spot?

TRUE first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, April 30, 1983

How long was TRUE at number 1 in the UK?

TRUE spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.